July 25th, 2011
10:27 PM ET
Knowing that "Entourage" can have its ups and downs, was the last season premiere everything you were hoping it would be?
CNN's Gavin Godfrey found the premiere to be somewhat underwhelming, doing little more than setting up the season to come, and our tweeps chimed in with their thoughts, up above. (Anyone else agree that watching last night's show kinda made them miss Vince the addict?)
As for critics, the New York Daily News seems to agree with some of you who thought these final eight episodes couldn't have arrived sooner.
"'Entourage' was built with a limited bag of tools about the surreal world of show business," the paper says, "and after seven seasons, we've pretty much seen what it can construct with those tools."
While that may be true, Entertainment Weekly thought that the season premiere did bring the boys together again for one last time, if only so lingering fans can live vicariously through their Tinseltown exploits once again.
"The new, final season finds just about everyone pulling himself together for the final hurrah," EW notes, adding that "the episode this week moved along with a sleekness that nearly matched Turtle's slimmed-down frame."
But the question becomes, says the Hollywood Reporter: Does anyone still care enough to tune in and see how it all ends, especially when you can probably guess the conclusion?
"Live hard, play hard, die young and leave a pretty corpse," the review says. "Hasn't that been the not-so-subtle message all these years? Look, you've had your fun, 'Entourage.' Those viewers who thought the party got old? They don't need to hug it out."
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